Title

On the triplet lifetime in free, photo-excited C-60

Abstract

It has recently been suggested that the lifetime of the lowest triplet state in multiphoton-excited C-60 is much longer than anticipated. If true, this would invalidate the assumption of internal thermal equilibrium in the description of statistical decay processes of the molecule, such as thermionic emission. We present pump-probe measurements which show that the lifetime is below 1 mus at vibrational excitation energies of 6.5 eV, and that it decreases further to 40 ns at 10 eV. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

5-15-2003

Journal Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

Publisher

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1063/1.1574801

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2003 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.

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